Basic Grey Love

I made this layout for a challenge at Scrapbooking from the Inside Out about our dreams for the future. The title means "Look to the Future". The journaling talks about how in the past, I dreamed about what my life would look like, I'd be an occupational therapist, be married, have children... but years later, none of that is true. I don't look to the future much anymore, but live in the present instead. The red paper is a "doily" from Basic Grey. I have several of them that I've been "hoarding". It feels good to finally use one up!

I also have two other pages to share that I made with Basic Grey collections. This first one uses the old collection Hang 10. It's based on a sketch from the
Basic Grey blog. The pictures are from this past summer when we stopped by Old Orchard Beach in Maine.

The second one uses the June Bug collection and is based on a sketch by Cherie Averill. It talks about school life. It was done for a banner challenge at
Let's Capture Our Memories.
That's it for now! Enjoy your extra day in February!


A Quick Layout to Share!

Hi there!

I've been scrapping quite a bit recently, but I just wanted to share one of the last layouts I did. It's for a challenge over at
Scrapbooking from the Inside Out. We had to make a layout about our dreams (the ones we have when we're awake!). Since I had already scrapped a layout about my dream come true a few years ago (going to live in Alaska), I decided to scrap about my dreams that haven't come true yet. Part of that is my personal growth, and I used this photo of a fern growing between rocks to represent that (I took the picture in Acadia National Park in Maine last summer). And believe it or not, the background paper, each strip of paper behind the photo and the journaling tags are all from a different collection of Basic Grey! You have to love how well their papers go together, even when they're from different collections! I inked the chipboard butterflies with distress ink and colored the ghost ones with alcohol inks. I kept everything very simple. Hope you like it!

Well that's it for today! Hope you have a scrappy end of the week!


Impromptu Challenge at Let's Get Sketchy!

We're having an impromptu sketch challenge at Let's Get Sketchy while we wait for the grand opening at the beginning of March. It will run until February 28th. Here's the sketch:

And here's my take on it. It's Pemaquid Point Lighthouse on the Maine coast, which we visited last summer. I used a mix of old papers for this one: two from different collections of MME, one from Crate Paper and the decorative paper from Pink Paislee.

Stop by the blog
here to see what the other DT members have done with this sketch! Hope you join us!

Happy scrapping!


Challenge 62 at Scrap Your Crap!

Hi there!

The latest challenge is up at
Scrap Your Crap today and it's all about stamps! If you're like me, you've got tons of stamps but most of them go unused... Well today we're challenging you to use at least three stamps on a layout! They could be alpha stamps, background stamps, you can stamp an image and cut it out to use as an embellie on your page, you can stamp ribbons or flowers...

Here's the layout I did for this challenge. It's a page about my brother which I made for my parents' album. I used two different background stamps, alpha stamps for the title and a journaling stamp.

You should check out the work of the rest of the DT
here for some fun inspiration! I hope you can join us for this challenge!

Happy scrapping!


Layouts and news, again!


I've got some more good news to share! I made the DT over at the new sketch challenge site,
Let's Get Sketchy! There will be weekly sketches and monthly prizes, with lots of inspiration from the two design teams! The official start will be on March 5th, but there's a "pre-challenge" you can play along with until February 25th, with a nice RAK to win! You can find Let's Get Sketchy on Facebook here.

I also have a few more layouts to share with you today. The first one is about one of my kitties, my "belly kitty", who loves to have his belly rubbed at night! I used a sketch by Cherie Averill from
Sassy Lil' Sketches and made the layout for a challenge at Let's Capture Our Memories.

I scraplifted this second layout from Kathleen Summers from the
Basic Grey blog and made it for one of the February challenges at Scrap Gal.

Finally, I used a sketch from Kristine Davidson's new
sketch ebook for a challenge at Let's Capture Our Memories to make this layout about the hike, 5 years ago, when my boyfriend made his first "move"! lol! I used the "Max & Whiskers" collection from Basic Grey, which shows that even if it's a pet collection, it can be used for other subjects as well!

Well, that's it for now! Hope you have a creative weekend!


More layouts and some news!


First up, my bit of news... I made the DT over at
ScrapGal! Come on over and check it out! There's an online store, a forum with fun challenges every month and a gallery full of inspiration! I'll be starting my term at the beginning of March. Can't wait to get started!

I also have a few more layouts to share. The first two are from our trip to the UK in 2009. We drove on these VERY narrow roads... oh, and did I mention they were TWO-WAY roads?!! They made me reeeeeally nervous! When you met another car, one of the cars had to back up until the closest (slight) widening of the road! It's the only part of our trip that I didn't enjoy!

The first page is based on this sketch by Lucy Chesna from
My Sketch World (there's a Sketch-a-thon going on in February... you should check it out!)

And my version:

The second page was based on this sketch by
Let's Get Sketchy.

Finally, I made another layout from one of the sketches at
My Sketch World. This page is about my niece and is for my parents' album.

I hope you'll visit all of these sites and get as much inspiration from them as I have!

Happy scrapping!


New Sketchy Site and DT Call!

I found "Let's Get Sketchy!", a new site that's all about sketchy challenges! There will be two challenges every month. You all know how I love sketches! They're currently having a DT call until February 13th, based on this sketch.

This is my take on the sketch. I added a second smaller photo and changed the title placement to fit my pictures. The photos are from our trip to the Pacific Northwest in 2010. We saw the most amazing sunset at Ruby Beach, in Olympic National Park. It was gorgeous!!

You should hop on over to
Let's Get Sketchy and check out their DT call! They even have a mini-challenge going on right now before the real challenges start on March 1st. You could win a RAK!

Hope you check it out!


More Layouts to share!

So it looks like the beginning of the year was very productive for me! We'll see how long I keep this up! lol! I have three more layouts to share with you. All three were done for the 8 Week Challenge at Let's Capture Our Memories. You should check it out! There's a 50$ gift certificate to the store to be won! You can catch up on the challenges any time, so you haven't missed anything yet!

First up, this layout where we had to use 2011 in the title. Mine says: "2011... a Year of Travel", since I got the chance to travel so much more than usual last year. It's based on a sketch by Becky Fleck at
Pagemaps, and uses the Nook & Pantry collection by Basic Grey.

Then I made this page for a challenge where we needed to scraplift one of the other members. I scraplifted an amazing page by
Claude Campeau. You should check out her blog! This time I used papers by MME. It's a page about my "arrival" in the family, for my parents' album. I also made a page for my brother, but you'll have to wait for the next reveal at Scrap Your Crap to see it!

Finally, here's a page that my dad asked me to do for him! (Imagine that! Totally took me by surprise!). It's a layout of his family in the late 30's, early 40's (all the info, names & dates, are behind the page). We had to use this
sketch from Let's Capture These Sketches by Natalie Roy. I used Basic Grey's Cappella collection.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my work! Hope you're scrapping too! Leave me a comment so I can visit your blog too! :)
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